Lockport man linked to bank robberies, is charged after State Police arrest him on Thruway

LOCKPORT, N.Y. (WIVB) — A local man suspected of several bank robberies is facing serious charges after police caught him in a disabled vehicle on the New York State Thruway.

Investigators in Rochester say they linked two criminal events to one another after a bank robber entered two separate banks, demanding money after inquiring about opening an account and safe deposit box.

In reviewing the surveillance tapes, police say they believed it was the same person, and eventually linked the crime to other states, including in Erie, PA. Partnering up with the FBI, police say they identified who the suspect was and put out a warrant for David E. Foltz’s arrest.

New York State Police stumbled upon Foltz as they attempted to help a disabled vehicle on the New York State Thruway in the Town of Pomfret, and realized after questioning him that police had a warrant out for his arrest.

Troopers immediately took Foltz into custody and turned him over to the FBI, who still have him in custody. Foltz’s arrest allowed officials to charge him by criminal complaint with bank robbery and attempted bank robbery.

If found guilty of those crimes, he could face up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of up to $250,000, however Foltz could face additional charges or counts as investigation continues.

 

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